Archive for the 'cheese' Category

Stinking Bishop – a full on washed rind

March 27, 2014

This highly aromatic gem of cheese was made famous in part by Wallace and Gromit, and also due to winning a number of awards for its awesomeness, hails from Gloucestershire, England. Its name actually comes from the liquor it is washed in; the hard cider from a local type of pear called the Stinking Bishop, not a commentary on clergymen. Full flavoured, milky, fruity, yeasty, beefy, this cheese has a sensuous texture you’ll love!

Brebichon: apple washed cheese love

January 31, 2014

I simply adore Brebichon, a farmstead sheep’s milk cheese that is oh so creamy, delicate and luscious. This apple washed cheese is an absolute must buy on every stop I make to Fromagerie Atwater in Montreal.

Queso Fresco – from Newfoundland!

June 11, 2013

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival provides a great opportunity to introduce Canada’s cheesemakers to the public at large. At the recent festival I was introduced to the great team from Five Brothers Artisan Cheese who make cheese out in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They are known throughout St. John’s local food scene, so it’s time for them to get some exposure on a national scale. I enjoyed some of their queso fresco, a perfect summertime cheese.

Grilled cheeses, without the bread!

April 30, 2013

Why not include grilling cheeses in your grilled cheese month celebrations? Halloumi is one if the oldest Cypriot cheeses worthy of celebration, as is saganaki, the ultimate grilled cheese that you typically see doused in ouzo, lit on fire in Greek restaurants everywhere. Take a break from bread and grill some cheese!

Taleggio: tantalizing tastebuds since the 10th century

April 2, 2013

This northern Italian, name protected cheese is tangy and mild when young, then develops into a full flavoured, beefy wood-mushroomy extravaganza with age. Welcomed on my cheese plate at any stage!

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